December 25, 2008
To celebrate the joyous spirit of the holiday season, here is a new Anderson & Roe Piano Duo music video:
December 11-13, 2008
ANDERSON & ROE PIANO DUO FEATURED PRESENTERS AT EG '08
Elizabeth and her piano duo partner Greg Anderson will be featured presenters at EG '08, an entertainment gathering conference in Monterey showcasing the best ideas about entertainment and the imagination.
From the press release: "EG presenters are among the most luminous talents of our time, from rising stars to living national treasures; this is the conference for the most influential and creative minds in the world."
Yo-Yo Ma, Leon Fleisher, and Herbie Hancock were the musical presenters in '06 and '07. See www.the-eg.com for more information or to reserve your seat.
November 21, 2008
LIVE FROM SEOUL, KOREA!
Elizabeth makes her Korean solo recital debut this coming Tuesday, November 25, at the Hoam Art Hall in Seoul. For ticket information and more, please visit the following links:
Video (with pianist Robert Levin):
N.B. The above links are in Korean.
October 30, 2008
TODAY: ANOTHER NPR BROADCAST
Once again, Elizabeth will be featured on NPR's "Performance Today." In Hour 1 of today's show, catch Elizabeth's performance of The Little Hen by Bedrich Smetana from her 2007 William Petschek Piano Debut Award Recital at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. To find out where and when "Performance Today" is broadcast in your area, please visit performancetoday.org. Otherwise, visit publicradiofan.com, an independent website that can point the way to online listening.
October 24, 2008
EDUCATIONAL PRIZE, WQXR RADIO BROADCAST
Elizabeth has been selected as the 2008 winner of the McGraw-Hill Companies’ Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach. Named in honor of WQXR radio host Robert Sherman, this prestigious award is given to an artist "who is deeply involved in music education and community outreach and who has demonstrated outstanding musicianship."
To honor Elizabeth, tonight's hour-long broadcast of the McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase is devoted to a collection of her live performances over the years. On the program: a Haydn sonata, the Wagner-Liszt Isoldens Liebestod, Smetana’s Little Hen, Ravel’s La Valse, and Saint-Saëns’s Danse macabre with pianist Greg Anderson. For more information, visit the website of 96.3 WQXR, the official radio station of the New York Times.
October 17, 2008
AMERICAN PIANISTS ASSOCIATION: PREMIERE SERIES
This week, the American Pianists Association presents Elizabeth in her Premiere Series, the first part of the final round for the 2009 APA Classical Fellowship Awards. This Sunday, October 19, she will perform Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Maestro Kirk Trevor, as well as a solo program at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. During the next week, Elizabeth will be involved in an extensive educational residency at Heritage Christian School. She will also give concerts at six retirement homes throughout the Indianapolis community. Check back for updates on this exciting artistic residency in Indy!
October 9, 2008
CLIBURN CONCERT REVIEW AND INTERVIEW
Read the review of Elizabeth and Greg's concert at the Kimbell Art Musem in Fort Worth: Piano Duo Blends into a Singular Achievement
Also, read a preview article of the concert: Five Questions with Elizabeth Joy Roe of piano duo Anderson & Roe
September 26, 2008
THE ANDERSON & ROE PIANO DUO FILL IN FOR GABRIELA MONTERO
Elizabeth and Greg will replace Gabriela Montero on October 7 at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. For more information, read the official press release.
September 24, 2008
ELIZABETH IS APPOINTED TO THE STEINWAY ARTIST ROSTER
Elizabeth is now officially a Steinway Artist! She is honored to join the distinguished international roster of Steinway Artists. Steinway pianos have played an integral part of her life and they will remain her pianos of choice.
Elizabeth extends her heartfelt condolences to the family of Henry Z. Steinway, who passed away on September 18. His autographed signature graces the inside of Elizabeth's piano, and she was the recipient of the John and Henry Steinway Scholarship at Juilliard. His irreplaceable legacy will live on through the magnificent pianos that carry his name.
September 1, 2008
IN THE NEWS
Elizabeth's speech at The Academy's June 2008 celebration appears in this month's Juilliard Journal. Read it here.
Also, CMCNYC receives a mention on the official website of the Grammys. Read it here.
June 20, 2008
FINAL ACADEMY EVENTS
On Friday, June 13, Elizabeth made her last Ensemble ACJW appearance in the final concert of the 2007/2008 season, playing harmonium in Kagel's East from The Compass Pieces and piano/celesta in Carter's Asko Concerto at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times gave the concert a positive review.
Two days before, she was a featured speaker at The Academy's year-end celebration at Carnegie Hall, giving a speech on behalf of her graduating class (the founding fellows of the program) before an audience that included directors and administrative members of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, the Weill Music Institute, and the New York City Department of Education.
On Sunday, June 15, Elizabeth and three of her ACJW colleagues gave a concert at the Saratoga Springs ArtsFest. Elizabeth performed Debussy's Première Rhapsodiewith clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois and Messiaen's Quatour pour la fin du temps with Romie, violinist Andrew Beer, and cellist Julia Maclaine. Their performances elicited a standing ovation from the appreciative audience.
Earlier today, Elizabeth proudly attended the graduation of her fifth-grade students at the Abigail Adams School, an event that brought her Academy tenure to a ceremonial and bittersweet conclusion.
May 19, 2008
THIS WEEK: NPR BROADCAST (WED, 5/21); CMCNYC CONCERT (THURS, 5/22)
This Wednesday (May 21st), Elizabeth will be featured on NPR's "Performance Today." Check out the official "Performance Today" website for more information. The broadcast will feature an excerpt of Elizabeth's Brahms performance from her Lincoln Center solo recital debut last season.
On Thursday evening, Elizabeth's star students from PS 131Q will take the stage of Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall alongside students from PS 46 and PS 157X in a not-to-be-missed concert celebration! Approximately 80 children in grades 4-6 will be performing world premieres of specially commissioned works by Nico Muhly and James Blachly. Additionally, Elizabeth and her Ensemble ACJW colleagues will give a special encore performance of Catch by Thomas Ades.
CHILDREN'S MUSIC CAMPAIGN NYC
The Children's Music Campaign NYC is a project that Elizabeth has created with two of her ACJW colleagues, cellist Claire Bryant and clarinetist Carol McGonnell. Elizabeth is proud to be a co-founder and co-director of this multifaceted community engagement endeavor. Read the official Carnegie Hall press release to learn about the project and check out Elizabeth's personal thoughts on the process at the CMCNYC blog.
A culminating celebratory concert featuring nearly 80 students representing three New York City public schools will take place on May 22, 2008, at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall.
March 3, 2008
EXCITING NEWS AND VARIOUS REVIEWS
Elizabeth is a finalist in the 2009 American Pianists Association Classical Fellowship Awards! She will perform in Indianapolis during the 2008-2009 concert season. Watch this space for the latest updates.
Earlier today Elizabeth and four of her ACJW colleagues had the honor to play for Werner Hink, concertmaster of the celebrated Vienna Philharmonic. The distinguished violinist gave them a public master class on Schubert's "Trout" Quintet at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in New York City. Elizabeth and her ensemble are scheduled to perform this beloved chamber music masterwork at Weill Recital Hall on March 26. (Elizabeth will also be featured in Thomas Adès' Catch on this concert—don't miss her final Weill appearance of the 2007-2008 season!)
Now, on to some positive reviews. This blogger extolled Elizabeth and Michael for their recent Carnegie Hall premiere of Messiaen's Visions de l'Amen: "They gave a captivating and passionate performance, with the duel Steinways filling the compact hall with a huge, almost deafening sound that conveyed Messiaen's uniquely personal vision of religious ecstasy ... Mizrahi and Roe received a well-deserved ovation, sending everyone out onto 57th Street with a trance-like glaze in their eyes." Elizabeth also received praise from the European Weekly for her Feb. 2 Seattle solo recital.
February 24, 2008
ELIZABETH IS A FEATURED PERFORMER IN CARNEGIE HALL'S "DISCOVERY DAY"
This afternoon, come see Elizabeth give the Carnegie Hall premiere of Olivier Messiaen's epic Visions de l'Amen for two pianos with pianist Michael Mizrahi at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. Their performance is the culminating event in an afternoon of presentations devoted to the legendary composer's centennial. The performance will be preceded by a lecture given by the leading Messiaen scholar Peter Hill, a film screening of The Crystal Liturgy, and an interview with the conductor-composer extraordinaire Pierre Boulez.
Find out more about this exceptional celebration at the Carnegie Hall website.
January 19, 2008
ELIZABETH IS ONE OF SYMPHONY MAGAZINE'S "SIX ON THE RISE"
Elizabeth is featured in the cover story of Symphony Magazine's January/Feburary issue as one of the classical music world's young artists to watch. Check back soon for the posting of this exciting article!
January 14, 2008
ANOTHER NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW + RELEASE OF PIANO DUO ALBUM
Happy New Year! Elizabeth started the year with a musical meditation on the end of time. She performed Messiaen's Quatour pour la fin du temps with members of Ensemble ACJW on January 11 at The Juilliard School, and their performance was lauded by The New York Times. Bernard Holland writes: "It is such a handsome gift to the listening public one can only hope that these first-rate young players are learning as much as we are....It says something about New York that one can go into a tiny recital space in the bowels of a music school and hear music of this quality played with such skill and devotion."
To see the complete review (and photo), click here.